Joseph Biden

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Joseph Robinette "Joe" Biden, Jr., (b. 1942) US Democratic candidate in the 2008 Presidential election.


Joseph Robinette Biden Jr

Joe Biden was born Nov 20, 1942 in Scranton, Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania, the son of Joseph Robinette Biden, Sr. and his wife Catherine Eugenia "Jean" Finnegan. His mother's family had emigrated from County Mayo during the Irish Famine. He was raised in New Castle County, Delaware. He graduated from the University of Delaware and Syracuse University College of Law. He was first elected to the Senate in 1972 when he was 29. His wife's name is Jill. Currently a US Senator from Delaware, he has been in government for 33 years.

He is currently running on the Democratic ticket for the US Presidential Election of 2008. His Democratic challengers are: Hillary Clinton, Christopher Dodd, John Edwards, Dennis Kucinich, Barack Obama, and Bill Richardson

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